By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

June 02, 2019

CSP News

Hypertension CSP Community Outreach Initiative. We would like to initiate a community outreach project to increase awareness and hopefully encourage treatment for hypertension. We invite members of the CSP community to join us in this worthwhile public service volunteer venture. One of the biggest issues in the prevention and treatment of hypertension is the high numbers of those who have high blood pressure but are unaware. On a global basis it has been estimated that the number of unaware patients with hypertension is more than 743 million! Under the leadership of Riz, the CSP community proposes to establish a community outreach program to educate individuals that live in Winnipeg about hypertension. If you are interested in being part of the initial organization and implementation of this community service effort, please email Janessa Kaus and/or Rizwan Manji to express your interest.

Shout Outs

To Kunal Minhas and the Interventional Cardiology Group for their hosting of the 1st Rotational Atherectomy Course in Canada, attended by interventionalists and cath lab staff from across Canada.

Farewell to Ope Opeyemi! It was her last day on 5A a week last Friday.

Big congrats to Mahwash Saeed who had her baby. It’s a boy!

To Basem Elbarouni, who was an invited speaker at the SCAI 2019 Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas last week.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Mymin D, Salen G, Triggs-Raine B, Waggoner DJ, Dembinski T, Hatch GM. The natural history of phytosterolemia: Observations on its homeostasis. Atherosclerosis. 2018 Feb;269:122-128. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.12.024. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Manji RA, Arora RC. Commentary: Having the right MINDset. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)30910-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.016. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Sandha JK, White CW, Müller A, Avery E, Thliveris J, Dixon IMC, Arora RC, Tian G, Hryshko LV, Nagendran J, Freed DH. Steroids Limit Myocardial Edema During Ex Vivo Perfusion of Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun;105(6):1763-1770. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.01.004. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Arora RC, Wischmeyer PE, Singal RK. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation postcardiotomy: “With great power comes great responsibility”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan;153(1):102-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.09.065. Epub 2016 Oct 24. No abstract available.

Chu K, Asselin CY, Buffo I, Lane M, Ludwig L, Jassal DS, Schantz D. The Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Severe Anorexia Nervosa. Cureus. 2019 Mar 11;11(3):e4229. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4229.

Grocott HP, Jacobsohn E. Dobutamine and its haemodynamic effects in pleural effusion. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jan;35(1):70-71. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000689. No abstract available.

Grocott HP, Jones PM. Ensuring all falling trees are heard: the importance of publishing all research. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Jul;65(7):757-759. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1133-z. Epub 2018 Apr 27. No abstract available.

Stamenkovic A, Ganguly R, Aliani M, Ravandi A, Pierce GN. Overcoming the Bitter Taste of Oils Enriched in Fatty Acids to Obtain Their Effects on the Heart in Health and Disease. Nutrients. 2019 May 27;11(5). pii: E1179. doi: 10.3390/nu11051179. Review.